• About Me

  • I am proud to say that I am a Colorado native.  I grew up in the mountains, but really enjoy living in Denver as it has the best of both worlds - all the outdoor activities you can imagine as well as everything the city has to offer.

    I have a strong passion for learning and enjoy attending conferences, presentations, and professional trainings on a wide variety of topics. I believe in lifelong learning and am always seeking to grow and become the best version of myself, and what better way to improve than to learn from the experts. Please review my "Certifications and Trainings" section for further information.

    My hobbies and interests include: running and participating in 5Ks and 10Ks, spinning, dancing, reading, hiking, working with animals, camping, rock climbing, traveling, attending concerts, and enjoying a great cup of coffee. Please take a look at my "Interests" tab for more details!

    I want to thank you for taking the time to look through my portfolio, and I hope you find the content interesting.

    If you would like to contact me for any reason, please email me at the following address:



  • Volunteer Activities

  • Luvin' Arms Animal Sanctuary

    January, 2017 - July, 2017

    • Animal care

    Foothills Animal Shelter

    November, 2012 - September, 2013; February, 2017 - July, 2017

    • Dog enrichment
    • Cat socilaization
    • Community service events
    • Administrative assistance

    Jefferson County Open Space

    October, 2012

    • Trail development
  • Organization Memberships

  • University of Denver Law Student Ambassadors

    New Member Representative

    February, 2021-Present

    University of Denver Student Animal League Defense Fund

    Member Animal Research & Testing Committee

    September, 2020-Present

    University of Denver Student Trial Lawyer Association

    Director of Judges

    March, 2020-Present

    American Bar Association


    August, 2020-Present 

    Colorado Bar Association


    August, 2020-Present

    American Psychology-Law Society

    Campus Representative

    August, 2015-July, 2016


    August, 2015-Present

    American Psychological Association


    September 2014-Present

  • Certifications and Trainings

  • Certificate in Anti-Racism Education

    Hosted by the Denver Law Office of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in partnership with the Black Law Students Association and Student Bar Association

    Completed February 2021

    Certificate in Basic Legal Research

    Hosted by the Westminster Law Library at the Sturm College of Law

    Completed December 2020

    21st Annual Making the Case for Life: Investigation, Voir Dire, and Mitigatino in Capital Cases

    Hosted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

    August 22-23, 2019

    Presenters included: Tamara Brady, Angela Mason, Marc Bookman, David Wymore, Stephen Bright

    The Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College

    Hosted by Santa Clara University, School of Law

    August 3-7, 2019

    Presenters included: Amy Armstrong, Jennifer Friedman, James Thomaon, Danalynn Recer, Dr. Julie Kriegler, David A. Ruhnke, Dr. Shaun Agharkar

    Intersections: Preventing Harassment & Sexual Violence

    Presented by University of Nevada Las Vegas and LawRoom Training

    June 10,2017

    Course Corrections: Jefferson County Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice

    Hosted by Equitas Foundation and Jefferson Center for Mental Health

    Keynote speakers: Jose A. Egurbide, Supervising Attorney, Neighborhood Justice Program, Los Angeles City Attoreny's Office; Charles Dempsey, Detective III, Officer in Charge, Mental Evaluation Unit, Los Angeles Police Department

    June 5, 2017

    Canine Assisted Therapy Training

    Presented by Amanda Ingram, LCSW, CAC III, Instructor/Owner Pawsitive Therapeutic Interventions, LLC

    February 20, 2017

    Course Corrections: Colorado Summit on Bahavioral Health and Criminal Justice

    Hosted by Equitas Foundation

    Keynote speaker: Judge Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

    August 31, 2016

    The Psychological Footprint of Mass Casualty Conference

    Presented by the Center for Professional Development at the University of Denver and APA's Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service

    August 3, 2016

    Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

    Presented by Linda Martin, LPC, CACII

    November 23, 2015

    Queer & Ally Level 2 Training

    Presented by Dr. Thomas Walker

    November 6, 2015

    Bearing It All: The Plight of Moon Bears, Dogs, Cats and Performance Animals in Asia

    Presented by: Jill Robinson, MBE, Director of Animals Asia

    November 4, 2015

    Expert Witness Boot Camp

    Presenters included: Arthur Poczwardowski, Ph.D, CC-ASSP; Neil Gowensmith, Ph.D, Director Denver FIRST; Peter Weinberg, Ph.D, owner Litigare; Honorable Brian Bowen, Adams County Judge; Kyle McFarlane, Esq.

    October 23, 2015

    Crisis Intervention Teams Training

    Presenters included: Sgt. Jeff Santelli, Douglas County Sheriff's Department; Dr. Jaime Brower, Psy.D.; Dr. Elizabeth Sather, Psy.D.; Lt. Chris Gulli, Douglas County Sheriff's Department; Donna Parisi, NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties VP, Program Coordinator; Phyllis Harvey, Youth Education & Safety in Schools Coordinator at Douglas County Sheriff's Office

    September 21-25, 2015

    Conover Job Readiness Skill Enhancement

    Presented by CJ Juleff, Training Coordinator, Jefferson County Departemnt of Human Services

    August 20, 2015

    Personality Disorders: A Presentation

    Presented by Dr. Steven Mays

    July 29, 2015

    Motivational Interviewing

    Presented by Johanna Leal, Jefferson County Court Services Manager

    June 16-17, 2015

    Networking Workshop

    Presented by Carly Einstein, Assistant Director of Gtaduate Career Services

    April 17, 2015

    DSM-5: A Workshop for Clinicial

    Presented by Lynett Henderson-Metzger, Psy.D., JD

    April 10, 2015

    Colorado Association of Pretrial Services: Gangs Training

    Presented by Deputy Michael Billings

    April 24,2015 

    Elevating the Conversation: Critical Skills Training in Suicide Risk Assessment, Management and Support

    Presenters included: Dese'Rae Stage, Photo Journalist, Live Through This; Craig Miller, Author, "This is How it Feels"; Dr. Vanessa McGann, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; Skip Simpson, JD, American Association of Suicidology; Eduardo Vega, Executive Director, Mental Health Association of San Fransisco; Dr. Nina Gutin, American Association of Suicidology; Dr. Michael Allen, Colorado Depression Center

    February 27, 2015

    A Dimensional Approach to Assessment & Treatment Following Polyvictimization through Human Trafficking

    Presented by Sujata Regina Swaroop, Psy.D., Project REACH, The Trauma Center

    February 23, 2015

    Queer & Ally Level 1 Training: Safe Zone Training

    Presented by Dr. Thomas Walker

    February 2, 2015

    A Discussion of Psychoanlysis

    Guest speakers: Peter Silvestri, Psychatrist; Ronnie Shaw, Chair of Child Analysis Program at Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis

    September 2014; February 4, 2015

    Master Scholar Lecture presented by Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Psychological Health Care

    Presented by Dr. Susan McDaniel, PhD, ABPP, APA President

    October 7, 2014

    A Collaborative Response to Human Trafficking in Jefferson County

    Presenters included: Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir; Dr. AnnJanette Alejano-Steele; Libbi Palmer, Psy.D; Wendy Henderson-Bullock, MA, R-DMT., LPC; Anne Darr; Agent Brent Struck; Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Kurtz; Detective Shawna Gilbert; Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink; and Survivors Kaitlyn, Sharee, and Austen

    June 4, 2014

    CCIC Certification

    Certified by the Department of Public Safety Colorado Bureau of Investigation

    December 25, 2013

    National Incident Management System Certification

    Certified by Federal Emergency Management Agency via Colorado Department of Corrections

    October 9, 2013

    Colorado Association of Pretrial Services Training

    Facilitated by the Department of Public Safety Colorado Bureau of Investigation

    April 12, 2013

    Suicide Prevention Training

    Facilitated by Jefferson Center for Mental Health

    April 4-5, 2013

    Jefferson County Human Services Inclusion & Diversity Training

    Certified by Jefferson County HR OD & Training

    September 13, 2012

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Certified by the National Council on Strength & Fitness

    July 16, 2012; Renewed March 31, 2017

    Mental Helath First Aid USA

    Certified by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

    May 30, 2012


This portfolio last updated: 09-Mar-2021 6:17 PM